List of Republican National Conventions

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This is a list of Republican National Conventions. The quadrennial convention is the presidential nominating convention of the Republican Party of the United States.

Note: Conventions whose nominees won the subsequent presidential election are tinted in pink.

Dates[1] Year Location Temporary Chairman Permanent Chairman Number of
Presidential Nominee Vice Presidential Nominee
June 17–19, 1856 Musical Fund Hall; Philadelphia Robert Emmett of New York Henry S. Lane of Indiana 2 John C. Frémont of California William L. Dayton of New Jersey
May 16–18, 1860 The Wigwam; Chicago David Wilmot of Pennsylvania George Ashmun of Massachusetts 3 Abraham Lincoln of Illinois Hannibal Hamlin of Maine
June 7–8, 18641 Front Street Theatre; Baltimore Robert J. Breckinridge of Kentucky William Dennison of Ohio 1 Andrew Johnson of Tennessee
May 20–21, 18682 Crosby's Opera House; Chicago Carl Schurz of Missouri Joseph R. Hawley of Connecticut 1 Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois Schuyler Colfax of Indiana
June 5–6, 18722 Academy of Music; Philadelphia Morton McMichael of Pennsylvania Thomas Settle of North Carolina 1 Henry Wilson of Massachusetts
June 14–16, 1876 Exposition Hall; Cincinnati Theodore M. Pomeroy of New York Edward McPherson of Pennsylvania 7 Rutherford B. Hayes of Ohio William A. Wheeler of New York
June 2–8, 1880 Interstate Exposition Building; Chicago George F. Hoar of Massachusetts 36 James A. Garfield of Ohio Chester A. Arthur of New York
June 3–6, 1884 Exposition Hall; Chicago John R. Lynch of Mississippi John B. Henderson of Missouri 4 James G. Blaine of Maine John A. Logan of Illinois
June 19–25, 1888 Auditorium Theatre; Chicago John M. Thurston of Nebraska Morris M. Estee of California 8 Benjamin Harrison of Indiana Levi P. Morton of New York
June 7–10, 1892 Industrial Exposition Building; Minneapolis J. Sloat Fassett of New York William McKinley of Ohio 1 Whitelaw Reid of New York
June 16–18, 1896 St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall Charles W. Fairbanks of Indiana John M. Thurston of Nebraska 1 William McKinley of Ohio Garret A. Hobart of New Jersey
June 19–21, 1900 Convention Hall; Philadelphia Edward O. Wolcott of Colorado Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts 1 Theodore Roosevelt of New York
June 21–23, 1904 Chicago Coliseum Elihu Root of New York Joseph G. Cannon of Illinois 1 Pres. Theodore Roosevelt of New York Charles W. Fairbanks of Indiana
June 16–19, 1908 Julius C. Burrows of Michigan Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts 1 William Howard Taft of Ohio James S. Sherman of New York3
June 18–22, 1912 Elihu Root of New York 1
June 7–10, 1916 Warren G. Harding of Ohio 3 Charles Evans Hughes of New York Ex-Vice Pres. Charles W. Fairbanks of Indiana
June 8–12, 1920 Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts 10 Warren G. Harding of Ohio Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts
June 10–12, 1924 Public Auditorium; Cleveland Theodore E. Burton of Ohio Frank W. Mondell of Wyoming 1 Pres. Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts Charles G. Dawes of Illinois
June 12–15, 1928 Convention Hall;
Kansas City
Simeon D. Fess of Ohio George H. Moses of New Hampshire 1 Herbert C. Hoover of California Charles Curtis of Kansas
June 14–16, 1932 Chicago Stadium Lester J. Dickinson of Iowa Bertrand Snell of New York 1
June 9–12, 1936 Public Auditorium; Cleveland Frederick Steiwer of Oregon 1 Alfred M. Landon of Kansas Frank Knox of Illinois
June 24–28, 1940 Convention Hall; Philadelphia Harold Stassen of Minnesota Joseph W. Martin of Massachusetts 6 Wendell L. Willkie of New York Charles L. McNary of Oregon
June 26–28, 1944 Chicago Stadium Earl Warren of California 1 Thomas E. Dewey of New York John W. Bricker of Ohio
June 21–25, 1948 Convention Hall; Philadelphia Dwight Green of Illinois 3 Earl Warren of California
July 7–11, 1952 International Amphitheatre; Chicago Walter S. Hallanan of West Virginia 1 Dwight D. Eisenhower of New York Richard M. Nixon of California
August 20–23, 1956 Cow Palace; Daly City (San Francisco) William F. Knowland of California 1
July 25–28, 1960 International Amphitheatre; Chicago Cecil Underwood of West Virginia Charles Halleck of Indiana 1 Vice Pres. Richard M. Nixon of California Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. of Massachusetts
July 13–16, 1964 Cow Palace; San Francisco Mark Hatfield of Oregon Thruston Morton of Kentucky 1 Barry M. Goldwater of Arizona William E. Miller of New York
August 5–8, 1968 Miami Beach Convention Center Edward Brooke of Massachusetts Gerald Ford of Michigan 1 Ex-Vice Pres. Richard M. Nixon of New York Spiro T. Agnew of Maryland
August 21–23, 1972 Ronald Reagan of California 1
August 16–19, 1976 Kemper Arena; Kansas City Robert J. Dole of Kansas John J. Rhodes of Arizona 1 Pres. Gerald R. Ford of Michigan Robert J. Dole of Kansas
July 14–17, 1980 Joe Louis Arena; Detroit Nancy Kassebaum of Kansas 1 Ronald W. Reagan of California George H. W. Bush of Texas
August 20–23, 1984 Reunion Arena; Dallas Howard Baker of Tennessee Robert Michel of Illinois 1
August 15–18, 1988 Louisiana Superdome; New Orleans Elizabeth Dole of Kansas 1 Vice Pres. George H. W. Bush of Texas Dan Quayle of Indiana
August 17–20, 1992 Astrodome; Houston Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas 1
August 12–15, 1996 San Diego Convention Center George W. Bush of Texas and
Christine Todd Whitman of New Jersey
Newt Gingrich of Georgia 1 Robert J. Dole of Kansas Jack Kemp of Maryland
July 31–Aug. 3, 2000 First Union Center; Philadelphia Trent Lott of Mississippi Dennis Hastert of Illinois 1 George W. Bush of Texas Richard B. Cheney of Wyoming
Aug. 30–Sept. 2, 2004 Madison Square Garden; New York Linda Lingle of Hawaii 1
Sept. 1–4, 2008 Xcel Energy Center;
St. Paul
Mitch McConnell of Kentucky John Boehner of Ohio 1 John McCain of Arizona Sarah L. Palin of Alaska
August 27–30, 2012 Tampa Bay Times Forum; Tampa 1 Mitt Romney of Massachusetts Paul Ryan of Wisconsin
July 18–21, 2016 Quicken Loans Arena; Cleveland Paul Ryan of Wisconsin 1 Donald J. Trump of New York Mike Pence of Indiana

1 This convention was known as the National Union Convention.
2 This convention was known as the National Union Republican Convention.
3 Elected Vice President in 1908, Sherman died days before the election of 1912; he was replaced as Republican Vice Presidential nominee by Nicholas M. Butler of New York.

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  1. ^ Thompson (ed.), Margaret C. (1983). Presidential Elections Since 1789. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly. p. 65. ISBN 0-87187-268-4. 
  2. ^ "US President - R Convention Race - Jun 07, 1916". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  3. ^ "US President - R Convention Race - Jun 08, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  4. ^ "US President - R Convention Race - Jun 10, 1924". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  5. ^ "2016 GOP Convention Program Announced". RNC 2016 Cleveland. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 

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